Spring may have sprung but in Westminster it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been running for months striving to keep your home comfortable, so now is the time to make sure you’re giving your furnace some TLC. If you hear funny noises or the heating system has turned itself off, you may be in need of a furnace repair. If you notice an intense gas smell, you almost definitely need furnace repair work and you should call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning immediately.
Before you assume that you need a furnace repair technician, review these tips from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
- Make sure your thermostat is switched to “heat.”
It may sound ridiculous, but we get busy and life happens, so sometimes it’s easy to overlook the simple fixes. Forgetting to switch over the thermostat can make you believe you need furnace repair when really you can resolve the problem with a literal flip of the switch!
- Check your furnace switch.
On the topic of switches, make sure your furnace switch is on the up, or “on” position. Like we said, an easy miss, especially when you remember this switch isn’t one you actually look at daily. Most units have built-in delays so make sure when you turn on your furnace you give it a few minutes to get going before panicking about contacting our furnace repair man.
- Replace your furnace air filter.
You should swap out your home’s air filters no less than every three months to help your heating system run more efficiently and postpone any furnace repair work. A filthy air filter is one of the most recurrent reasons for poor performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for illness causing microbes and cause you and your loved ones to become sick. Swap your filter to keep both your furnace and your family healthy.
- Check the circuit breaker.
Confirm that your circuit breaker that controls your heating system is in the “off” position. If it ends up in the middle position, switch the breaker to the “off” position and then switch back to the “on” position.
Furnace repairs get to be pricey, so avoid a future issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. However, if you are ever in need of furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to service all your heating needs.